Ultimate Horoscope Guide for Love & Dating in 2022

Illustration by Sam Liacos.

Wondering what the rest of 2022 has in store for your love life? Read for both your sun and rising sign.

Words by Valerie Mesa. Illustration by Sam Liacos.

What are your love-related hopes for 2022, entering Taurus season? There’s no better feeling than the opportunity to start again, and finding romance is no exception. Ironically enough, numerologists believe the number 22 is a master number for serendipitous events, bringing twin flames together after separation. As if this weren’t enough reason to believe in the infinite possibilities of this year, Jupiter, the planet of abundance, blessings, expansion, and spirituality, will be back in its traditional sign of rulership, Pisces, for the majority of 2022. A mutable water sign, Pisces is a symbol of the divine; it represents compassion, creativity, intuition, mysticism, and universal love. Even more, both Mars and Venus — star-crossed lovers and divine counterparts — will be key players throughout the year, as they are governing the Nodes of Destiny, which doesn’t happen very often. Could something or someone be coming back around for a second chance? If there’s anything Jupiter in Pisces is trying to teach us, it’s to have faith.

Wondering what 2022 has in store for your love life? Read for both your sun and rising sign below:

Aries

First thing’s first, Aries: with the North Node (where we’re collectively headed) in Taurus and your sensually driven second house of comfort possessions and value systems, you’re being called to prioritize your bliss, both in terms of your personal life and your life goals. Meanwhile, with the South Node (what we’re collective releasing) in Scorpio and your intimate eighth house of sex, mergers, shared resources, and soul bonds, you’re being simultaneously challenged to purge, release, and break free from entanglements that aren’t serving your highest good. This could more than likely include a toxic relationship and/or situation-ship, but there’s more. Jupiter will make its official cameo in your sign on May 10, which, in turn, presents you with a series of positive opportunities.

Jupiter is, after all, the planet of faith, so take this as a sign not to lose hope of finding your true love. Moreover, Venus, ruler of your relationship sector, was in its post-retrograde shadow until March, which could’ve brought on a run-in with an ex-coworker you used to crush on or an encounter with an old suitor in your professional network. Either way, it’s time to get the closure you need. Luckily, Venus will ignite your cardinal fires on May 2, when she makes her debut in your sign — you’re as charismatic as ever during this time. Fast forward to October 2022, when your planetary ruler, Mars, stations retrograde in Gemini and your third house of siblings, peers, and immediate environment. This will likely challenge your communication style and general way of approaching intimacy, resulting in a brand-new perspective and perhaps even love language.

Taurus

Taurus, everything happens for a reason. With the North Node officially transiting your sign, the events that occur in 2022 were always destined to take place. Despite whether you’re single or already romantically attached, this year is all about the crystallization of the life you’ve always dreamed of having. With lucky Jupiter transiting through Pisces and your socially conscious 11th house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world, one thing’s for sure: This celestial transit comes bearing gifts, which include expanding your network and possibility meeting a potential suitor along the way. 

This is especially significant to consider on April 30, when your luscious planetary ruler, Venus, meets with bountiful Jupiter in Pisces. Mars and Neptune will also be swimming through the mutable water sign through your 11th house of society, so dream a little dream and dress to impress! You never know whom you’re going to run into on a magical day like this, with a solar eclipse in your sign that will usher in change for the next six months to boot. Jupiter also governs your intimate eighth house of sex, so you can already guess what happens next. May and October will also be noteworthy for your love life, especially during the eclipses in Scorpio through your seventh house of committed relationships. Eclipses usher in significant change that can last up to six months, so if your connections don’t feel like they’re on solid ground, don’t fret. It will all fall into place.

Gemini 

You know exactly what you bring to the table, and you’re not about to settle for anything less than what you deserve, Gemini. This is especially true when considering Venus’ retrograde alongside Pluto in Capricorn and your intimate eighth house of mergers, sexual chemistry, and soulmate connections. Despite the opportunities that are being presented to you, this tumultuous retrograde cycle sets the tone for 2022 and from the looks of it, you have a lot to think about. How much is too much? Is there a mutual give-and-take dynamic in your current relationship? While some of you take a closer look at your connections and energetic exchanges, others of you will continue prioritizing your financial stability.

Venus also rules your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure, so don’t be surprised if ex-lovers suddenly come out of the woodwork during this retrograde period. Speaking of the devil, literally, your savvy planetary ruler, Mercury, will also station retrograde in Libra on Sept. 9, bringing emphasis to your fifth house of love. Shortly after on Sept. 29, coquettish Venus will join the sun, making her dazzling debut in her darling sign of rulership, Libra. To say you are flirtatious during this time would be an understatement, but you’re looking the part, too. Later, the new moon in Sagittarius on Nov. 23 will also bring new beginnings to your committed seventh house of significant others, so don’t be afraid to test your luck in love.

Cancer

Cancer, the only thing better than bountiful Jupiter is when this heavenly body transits through your sister water sign Pisces. Glimmering through mystical Pisces, and your exotic ninth house of adventure, faraway lands, and belief systems, Jupiter is bestowing on you one of the happiest years yet. In harmony with your cardinal waters, Jupiter’s transit through this area of your chart will bring forth a plethora of magical opportunities, even if that means falling for someone who’s currently at a distance from you, or perhaps from a different cultural background. Also, with Venus retrograde in Capricorn from Dec. 19, 2021 to Jan. 29 2022 — setting the overall tone for 2022 — you may have some unfinished business to take care of with regards to your one-on-one connections.. 

This is supported by the South Node in Scorpio, transiting through your romantic fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and infatuation. Basically, you are being called to release and purge what no longer serves you, particularly when it comes to your love language and desires for affection. Venus’ moonlight swim through your sign from July 17 all the way through Aug. 11 never ceases to catch you off guard in the love department. With lucky Jupiter in the mix, your charm and powers of persuasion will skyrocket, so go on with your bad self. 

Leo 

Keep your eyes on the prize, Leo. Casually looking for love or already crushing, your 2022 love story is all about crossing your t’s and dotting your i’s, all so you’re ready for your true love to come in and join you on the journey. Although, if you’re already coupled, chances are, you’re in the process of reworking and reassessing the dynamic of your connection, so you can take this relationship to the next level. After all, with Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto in Capricorn — through your practical sixth house of daily rituals, due diligence, and acts of service —as you are working diligently on your to-do list, and perhaps even hyper-focusing on the details of your relationship.

That said, with lucky Jupiter glimmering through enchanting Pisces through your eighth house of mergers, joint collaborations, and shared resources, you’re being blessed with an opportunity to expand in your one-on-one relationships, especially when it comes to the spirituality of your union. As if this weren’t enough reason to look forward to 2022, a Jupiter-ruled new moon in Sagittarius on Nov. 23 will ignite new beginnings in your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure, just in time for the holiday season.

Virgo

The cosmos are gracing you with a beautiful gift this year, but only if you’re open to the infinite possibilities, Virgo. For instance, lucky Jupiter — the planet of abundance, blessings, fortune, and expansion — will be transiting through its ancient sign of rulership, Pisces, through your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others. This lucky transit will not only increase the chances of you finding love, but it will also present you with an opportunity to confidently commit to a significant other. Keep in mind, the North Node will be transiting through Taurus and your ninth house of adventure, while the South Node in Scorpio ignites your curious third house of communication, and immediate exchanges. Truth be told, you’re being called to step outside of your comfort zone and purge outdated ways of thinking, or self-sabotaging patterns that are holding you back. 

Meanwhile, with January-March’s Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto in Capricorn setting the tone for the rest of 2022 — this is all happening in your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure — you might find there’s some unfinished business in the love department, especially for those of you seeking closure from an ex-lover. Mars — celestial ruler of your intimate eighth house of sex — joined Pluto in your flirtatious love sector on Jan. 25, which added a sizzling layer of passion and intensity to the mix.

Libra

Libra, this year is about doing what you love and enjoying yourself in the process. Themes surrounding your day-to-day habits and general lifestyle are bound to be top of mind for the majority of the year, especially while Jupiter glimmers through Pisces and your responsible sixth house of routine. The only thing more magical than your daily rituals is what begins to manifest when you’re vibing at such a high frequency. The best part? Lucky Jupiter will make its first official ingress in Aries through your committed seventh house of significant others on May 10, bringing forth the opportunity to meet your special someone, whether it be in a personal and/or professional setting. 

Keep in mind, the year kicks off with your luscious planetary ruler, Venus, in retrograde, sitting alongside Pluto in Capricorn, and your domestic fourth house of home, family matters, and innermost feelings. Venus also rules your intimate eighth house of sex, mergers, and shared resources, all of which suggests the possibility of revisiting a past relationship issue or perhaps reflecting on the foundation of a significant partnership. On March 6, Mars and Venus met in your sister air sign, Aquarius, through your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure. Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of online dating, the internet is your oyster. Romantic encounters that are eccentric and disruptive are bound to catch your attention.

Scorpio

Your fantasies are manifesting right before your eyes, Scorpio. That might sound cliche for a new year love horoscope, but it’s not every day that Jupiter transits through enchanting Pisces and your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure. Whether you’re single or already romantically attached, this will be a magical year to remember, especially when it comes to themes of love, romance, and self-expression. However, before we deep dive into this mystical transit, let’s take a closer look at other prominent transits at play in 2022. 

To start, Venus will already be retrograde alongside your modern ruler, Pluto, in Capricorn at the beginning of the year, activating your third house of communication, thought process, and immediate surroundings. Are you lacking closure with a significant other? Someone from your past may come back around, so make sure you say what needs to be said. The South Node is, after all, in your sign, which is challenging you to rid yourself of anything that isn’t serving your highest good. Fortunately, March and April will be swirling with serendipitous love opportunities. Venus will meet with Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces through your fifth house of lust and infatuation adding a layer of dreamy romanticism to everything from your creative musings to your love life. Last but certainly not least, Venus will make her dazzling debut in your sign on Oct. 23, which is right on time for your birthday season. Expect flirtatious encounters and smoldering intensity, just how you like it.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius, you’re embarking on an exciting journey this year, and you can probably already feel the shift in your bones. The year kicks off with your lucky planetary ruler, Jupiter, in Pisces through your domestic fourth house of home, family matters, and emotional foundations, but this will simultaneously align with your erotic eighth house of intimacy in the process. Single or taken, this brings forth an opportunity for you to heal past wounds that could be affecting your love life. Even better? Lucky Jupiter will make its first official ingress into your sister fire sign, Aries, on May 10, bringing abundance, luck, and expansion to your romantic fifth house of love, passion, and pleasure.

This will provide you with an exciting glimpse of what’s to come with regard to your future opportunities in love and dating, but there’s still some work for you to do in this area in the meantime. For instance, at the start of the year, Venus will continue to retrograde alongside Pluto in Capricorn through your stability-seeking second house of comfort, possessions, and value systems, bringing awareness to themes surrounding your commitments and self-confidence. This could last up until the end of Venus’ post-retrograde shadow phase in March, so it’s important to reflect on what feelings are coming up for review during this time. Where have you been overextending yourself? It’s time to take your power back, even if that means showing someone what they’re missing from afar. 

Capricorn

Expect the unexpected, Capricorn. This is especially true when considering the North Node’s shift into sensually driven Taurus through your romantic fifth house of love, passion, pleasure, and self-expression. Erratic Uranus is also glimmering through this area of your chart, adding a layer of spontaneity and unexpected chaos. More importantly, the year kicks off with Venus retrograde conjunct Pluto in your sign, which is giving you no choice but to take a closer look at everything from your romantic relationships to your value systems. Don’t sweat it though; things are heating up again with fiery Mars in your sign. 

In fact, audacious Mars met with Venus in your sign right around Valentine’s Day, which is always a plus. Did you not only feel confident, but also come across as incredibly seductive to others? We thought so. Mars will also be in harmony with Jupiter, the planet of abundance, blessings, fortune, and expansion, which will be transiting through enchanting Pisces and your third house of communication, thought process, and immediate surroundings for the majority of the year. With all of this in mind, you’re more prone to negotiating, speaking your truth, and even telepathically bonding with potential suitors, laying the groundwork for deep connections.

Aquarius

You mean business, Aquarius. You’ve grown so much in the past year, but the journey isn’t over just yet. Serious Saturn transiting through your sign until March 2023 is calling you to solidify your personal and professional connections, as well as pushing you to find structure in your life as a whole. However, with Venus — the planet of love and romance — retrograding alongside Pluto in Capricorn through your secretive 12th house of closure, dreams, karma, and all things behind the scenes, the year kicks off with you partaking in deep reflection, possibly even revisiting the past energies that still live in the depths of your psyche. Yes, that sounds like a lot, and it is, but it will get better.

Lucky Jupiter will be transiting through Pisces and your stability-seeking second house of value systems, bringing awareness, expansion, and opportunity to themes surrounding your confidence levels, and personal investments for most of 2022. Both Mars and Venus — lovers of the cosmos and divine counterparts — met in your sign in March. Needless to say, if you’ve been looking for a little something extra in your current love connection, or in the general love department, the vivacious synergy of Mars and Venus in your sign will surprise you in more ways than one.

Pisces

There’s no such thing as a coincidence, and this year’s astrology is no exception, Pisces. For starters, the year kicks off with lucky Jupiter — your traditional sign of rulership — glimmering through your sign, where it will remain for the majority of 2022. Opportunities much? To say you’re being blessed with abundance would be an understatement, and the same goes for your love life. However, before we explore some of the juicy astrological tidbits, let’s take a closer look at Venus retrograde from Dec, 19, 2022 to Jan. 29, 2023, as it make a conjunction to transformative Pluto through your 11th house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world. Steer away from toxic entanglements and suspicious attractions. Butterflies in your stomach aren’t always positive, so trust your instincts. 

Venus retrograde could also bring the past back around for a second look, so consider this the opportunity to get the closure you’ve been looking for. On a brighter note, Venus will join Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune in your sign on April 5, adding an enchanting layer of bliss, charm and fairytale-like romance to the backdrop of your life. Falling head-over-heels for someone is almost inevitable, so try to not lose sight of the bigger picture, as you are prone to over-romanticizing people, places, and things during this time. Venus’ reunion with both Jupiter and Neptune in your sign is a big deal, indeed, so don’t let this serendipitous synergy go to waste.

By Valerie Mesa

Valerie is a Miami-based clairvoyant astrologer, soul coach & writer. She writes daily love horoscopes for Astrology.com.

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